Boating on the lake.
The Garden House is a luxurious modern barn conversion.
The open plan living-room.
The living-room and kitchen-area are open plan.
The cosy wood-burner will warm your toes and your wine!
The beautiful large window is a very attractive feature.
The cosy sitting-area with wood-burner, great television and books!
The fully equipped kitchen is a joy to use.
French windows open straight out from the living-room onto a sunny, west-facing patio.
Both bedrooms at The Garden House are very comfortable.
One of the en suites at The Garden House.
The rear view of The Garden House with parking for two cars alongside the private patio.
The glorious view west over the vegetable garden and orchard, as seen from the main bedroom window.
The delightful summer-house by the lake is for the use of all guests.
You're welcome to use the summer-house, perhaps for a meal or to simply relax and take in the view.
The lake in the Owners' grounds.
Flowers over the lake.
Life in the lake margin.
The tree walk by the stream.
Woodland walks.

The Garden House

2410

1.2 miles NW of Beaworthy / Sleeps 4 + cot

7 Nights from £363 - £789

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Junction Inn (¾ mile)

Try the pies at this handsome Victorian Devon inn with pool table and beer garden. Sunday night is quiz night.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Mrs Bromell August 2009

Meet the locals. Good wholesome pub grub in bar or seated.

Nearest beach

Widemouth Beach (16 miles)

This beach lives up to its name, being a very wide stretch of sand which has a section open to dogs all year round. There is lots of parking and several surf schools as it is a great location for watersports.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Skinner March 2012

Excellent

Widemouth bay is lovely, we've stayed near here a few times and it never disappoints.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Great beach for surfing and swimming due to waves and lifeguards on duty.

Nearest walk

Cookworthy Forest (2 ¼ miles)

A pleasant forest to explore on foot or by bike, with the Ruby Trail having many starting points. Look out for the reconstruction of a Celtic roundhouse nestled among the trees.

Nearest town

Hatherleigh (6 ¼ miles)

Set on the Tarka Trail just north of Okehampton, Dartmoor, bury yourself in the local way of life by staying in a quaint little Devon town. And by little we mean the smallest tow in Devon. But don't worry, it's got three pubs.

Also nearby

Dragon Archery (3 ½ miles)

This fun day out gives you the opportunity to learn the art of archery. Then put your newly taught skill to the test on dinosaurs, wolves and armoured knights! Much more than just target shooting.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby October 2014

Fantastic Family Fun!

Dragon Archery is the place to be if you want to try archery for the first time or if you are more experienced. Great challenges suitable for all ages from 8+. Really friendly encouraging team giving one to one coaching to help you get the most out of your experience. Suitable for all weathers...we went on a very wet and windy day in October! Only advice is BOOK EARLY as this attraction is very very popular!! If you are lucky enough to go along, you will see why.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Worsfold June 2011

A 3 hour archery session which involves shooting dinosaurs, amongst other things not just targets. I thoroughly enjoyed this and I wasn't expecting to. All equipment was supplied, and we were taught very well how to use it. Rather than just having targets to aim at, there are a number of themed areas including dinosaurs and orcs. The time passed very quickly and owners were very friendly and helpful.

Winsford Walled Garden (250 yards)

A beautifully restored walled Victorian garden. Wander among the bourgainvillea and tropical hibiscus in the ornate Victorian greenhouses. The garden had been left to ruin until its rediscovery in 1999, since when Aileen, Michael and Tanya have worked hard and enthusiastically to restore it to its former glory - and beyond. It now extends well past its original walls, with colouful borders, bamboo groves and giant-leafed gunnera. The garden's restoration was documented on ITV's Gardener's Tales.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Wonderful!

Alot of hard work has gone into the restoration of these gardens, but it has all paid off. The greenhouses mean that even on a rainy day, there is plenty to see here. There is so much to take in that one visit is not enough!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Well worth a visit. These gardens are unique, very different from anything else in Devon or Cornwall. A beautiful and inspiring experience.

Dugald Stark (300 yards)

Visitors are welcome to wander in the beautiful walled gardens (please see Website for open days) and also view the paintings. Dugald is happy to run art classes and would love to hear from you if you are in the area.

RHS Rosemoor (11 miles)

Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.

Halwill Junction Nature Reserve (¾ mile)

The old railway track that runs between Halwill Junction and Cookworthy Forest has been turned into a cycle path and nature reserve.

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